• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 BULLETIN #379

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


March 21, 2021


Public health officials advise seven additional deaths in a person with COVID-19 is being reported today: • a female in her 60s from the Northern health region; • a male in his 80s from the Northern health region; • a female in her 40s from the Winnipeg health region; • a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region; • a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region; • a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region; and • a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region.

Public health officials note the deaths reported today took place between November 2020 and March 2021. They were reported to Manitoba public health in March 2021.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is five per cent provincially and 3.6 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 90 new cases of the virus have been identified. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 33,353.

Today’s COVID-19 data shows: • zero cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; • 32 cases in the Northern health region; • nine cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; • eight cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and • 41 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows: • 1,185 active cases and 31,241 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; • 57 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 78 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 135 hospitalizations; • 10 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 12 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 22 ICU patients; • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 927; and • the total number of confirmed variant of concern cases of B.1.1.7 is 63 and B.1.351 is 13, bringing the total number of confirmed variant of concern cases to 76.

Laboratory testing numbers show 1,718 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 563,190. Additional data related to COVID-19, including data on outbreaks as well as some downloadable and historic data, can be found at https://geoportal.gov.mb.ca/.

Possible exposure locations are listed online by region at the province’s #RestartMB Pandemic Response System webpage. For up-to-date information on possible public exposures to COVID-19 in regions, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html#event and click on your region. Individuals without symptoms of COVID-19 travelling to, or returning to, a First Nations or Indigenous and Northern Relations community can seek testing within three days of travel at no cost at several COVID-19 testing sites in Winnipeg, Thompson and The Pas. For more information, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/testing/index.html.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, including information the online screening tool, testing criteria and locations, self-isolation requirements, public health fundamentals and the provincial response level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.

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